Venue Spotlight: Gateway Convention Center

Gateway Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center that offers many amenities, such as convenient location, accessibility, flexible space, experienced staff, free parking and proximity to hotels as well as attractions. With in-house catering, exhibitor equipment, and production services, clients enjoy a one-stop shop for everything that they need to produce successful events. The beautiful facility and exceptional services help planners elevate their next event.

The Center’s flexible layout enables event planners to customize spaces to meet the needs of the conference or special event.  The renovated Conference Wing contains rooms that can divide into up to 6 separate rooms ranging from 390 square feet to 1,700 square feet.  There are larger spaces at the Center that include a column free Main Exhibit Hall with 40,000 square feet that can be divided into separate rooms.  There is also a beautiful 5,000 square foot LaSalle ballroom.

In the fall of 2019, there was a complete renovation of the Conference Wing.  The renovations included carpet, wall coverings, ceilings, led lighting, doors, and glazed walls.  The rooms now feature built-in, high-end technology including touchscreens, a technology bar with big displays and user connections, USB charging stations throughout all rooms, as well as video cameras for live streaming and recording capabilities.  The entire convention center also offers free 1 gigabit fiber internet.

“The renovations have elevated our venue to a new level.” said Jamie Lane, the Director of Sales & Marketing at Gateway Convention Center. “The rooms are gorgeous and high-tech.  Our renovated Conference Wing combined with our central, convenient location make us the best venue option in the region for hosting board meetings, training sessions, and corporate events.”

Gateway Convention Center is conveniently located just 10 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri and only 30 minutes away from a major airport and accessible from 5 Interstates.  Collinsville’s local attractions include the eclectic uptown Collinsville with dining and shops, Fairmont Track Horse Racing, Collinsville Aqua Park, Willoughby Farms, and the historic world heritage site Cahokia Mounds.  We are just minutes away is the St. Louis Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.  Collinsville is a fun destination that offers many fun options to consider adding to your event’s agenda, such as a Welcome Reception at Cahokia Mounts, an outing at the Collinsville Aqua Park, a networking event at Fairmont Racetrack, a team building excursion at Willoughby Farms, or a post-event visit to the uptown Collinsville’s restaurants, bars, and shops via the Hospitality Shuttle.

Gateway Convention Center can host any size and type of event from meetings, conventions, banquets, reunions, receptions to gaming events, expos, and athletic events.  From the initial planning stages and menu selection to audio visual and logistics, our team of event professionals will oversee all the details to ensure a successful event.

Come see why Gateway Convention Center is The Great Way To Gather!  Schedule a site tour to view the renovated Conference Wing.  For information or to book an event, please contact us at 800-289-2388, [email protected], or


About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.